Echo Eco Ecce Eco
26 Feb 2016
'Unfolding Moving Thinking' invites you to pay homage to this great thinker, whose voice reverberates throughout the folders and shelves of our libraries.
- Stedelijk library
- 5 - 7 pm
Bring your own favorite passage from Umberto Eco or find one on the spot from the many books that will be available at the library. There will be an open mic. You can read aloud or participate as a listener. Multiple languages are welcome.
“Until then I had thought each book spoke of the things, human or divine, that lie outside books. Now I realized that not infrequently books speak of books: it is as if they spoke among themselves. In the light of this reflection, the library seemed all the more disturbing to me. It was then the place of a long, centuries-old murmuring, an imperceptible dialogue between one parchment and another, a living thing, a receptacle of powers not to be ruled by a human mind, a treasure of secrets emanated by many minds, surviving the death of those who had produced them or had been their conveyors.” Umberto Eco.
This afternoon reading hosted by Mariana Lanari and Sara Giannini is a soft closure of the past 5 months inhabiting the Stedelijk Library and a warm-up for Sonic Acts festival.